Sweet music for Saints at Eaglecrest
But, do they do windows?
The Vail Christian track team apparently possesses a myriad of talents. Friday night, all of the Saints tracksters performed in the musical revue, “Cabaret.”
Saturday, they all went down to the Eaglecrest Last Chance Invitational and set all sorts of school records and personal bests.
“They sing well, play instruments well and run track well,” Saints coach Bob Isbell laughed.
The Isbells – Linda, too, after all, she directed the musical – have reason to be in good spirits. The Saints are getting better with each passing week, a good omen given that the 2A Western Slope League Meet is next weekend.
Let’s start with senior Kyle Morris. He set a school record in the 200 meters with a time of 23.87 seconds.
“That was by far his best 200 of the year,” Isbell said by phone as the Saints made their way back from Denver. “Kyle’s saying that I’m just saying that because he’s in the back seat, but it’s true.”
Fellow senior John McGee had a school record in the 800. His time of 2 minutes, 10.03 seconds was three seconds faster than his previous best.
As for the ladies, the trend continued. The 400 relay team of Katie Russ, Molly McGee, Karlie Peterson and Amanda Larson finished sixth in 54.64. School record? Yep.
Russ, McGee, Brittany Wright and Larson logged another relay school record in the 800 in 1:54:03. That was good for eighth place, “among the big dogs,” Isbell added. (Editor’s note: It’s the Daily’s new policy never to refer to the Saints as “Guppies,” so you can relax, Bob.)
In the mile relay, Russ, Larson, Wright and Rachel Glandorf all ran their best 400 splits of the season for fifth, punching in at 4:17.87, just a second off the school record.
Russ also had a personal best in the 200 (28.47), as did Larson in the 400 (1:03.9)
So, was a PR or a school record was a requirement for the bus ride back?
“I guess it is,” Isbell joked. “I think everybody (had a school record or a personal best) whether it was a relay or an individual. That’s especially good as you look toward the next three weeks, which is our league meet, regionals and state. Hopefully, it just gets better.”
The 2A Western Slope League Meet is in Kremmling Saturday. … Isbell sat sophomore Leslie Peterson because she has a sore Achilles. … Isbell participated in “Cabaret,” playing a wooden box, which he scraped when needed. Is he up for an Emmy nomination? “I’m not sure what awards come with that one. But I’m sure out of all the people who play that instrument, I’m last,” Isbell said.
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Jeff Shiffrin, with his wife, Eileen, made the Vail area their home decades ago, and together raised Mikaela and Taylor Shiffrin, who was a member of the two-time NCAA Champion University of Denver Ski Team.